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  • PAO Ellen B. Masi addressing students at UPC. (State Dept. Images)

    PAO Ellen Masi Highlights Mission Programs at UPC

    On January 29, 2015, PAO Ellen Masi was an honored guest at the official launch of the fourth edition of the Protestant University of the Congo 's (UPC's) student magazine "UPC Today." Ellen's remarks highlighted the importance of English in the world today.

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  • A girl holds up a sign to protest female genital mutilation. (AP Images)

    Join Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation

    On February 6, the global community will mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C). To mark this day, the State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues has launched its first-ever social media campaign to raise awareness and break the silence around FGM/C.

  • Carter G. Woodson, Father of Black History. (AP Images)

    Proclamation on African American History Month

    For generations, the story of American progress has been shaped by the inextinguishable beliefs that change is always possible and a brighter future lies ahead. With tremendous strength and abiding resolve, our ancestors -- some of whom were brought to this land in chains -- have woven their resilient dignity ...

  • Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan (second from left) speaks to Emerging Global Leaders Initiative-Atlas Corps fellows. (Courtesy Atlas Corps)

    Developing Future Civil Society Leaders

    Last week, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Office of Private Sector Exchange hosted the launch of the “Emerging Global Leaders Initiative (EGLI)-Atlas Corps Fellowship” at the State Department’s Marshall Center. This exciting event celebrated a new and innovative partnership between the U.S. Department of State and Atlas Service Corps (Atlas Corps).

  • US Ambassador to the D.R. Congo James C. Swan and Vodacom General Manager Murielle Lorilaux hand out a computer to the Permanent Secretary of the Board of Administration of Universities in DRC Dr. Clément Mwabila. (State Dept. Images)

    Promotion of computer literacy at UNIKIN

    The U.S. Embassy was pleased to partner with Vodacom Congo to open a Computer Literacy Center at UNIKIN’s Faculté de Sciences on Friday, December 19, 2014. This computer literacy center is a powerful example of a successful public-private partnership that the U.S. Embassy is proud to be part of.

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  • U.S. Arts Envoy Christine Kuhn and Public Affairs Officer Ellen Masi contemplate the mural at the Fine Arts Academy, Kinshasa. (State Dept. Images)
    Mural Art Workshop With U.S. Art Envoy

    The US Embassy Kinshasa welcomed U.S. Arts Envoy Christine Kuhn who worked with Congolese artists and students from November to December 2014 to create three beautiful public murals in Kinshasa, Matadi and Bukavu. The Murals supported messages of partnership and women’s empowerment while highlighting the talent of young Congolese artists.  

  • Launch of a New USAID Health Project

    On Nov. 21, 2014, USAID launched a new health project to Support International Family Planning Organizations (SIFPO) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The project aims to improve mother and child health through activities including family planning, HIV/AIDS, diarrhea treatment, and water and sanitation.  

  • USAID and UK AID Representatives shake hands after the partnership signing. (State Dept. Images)
    USAID & DFID Together to Support Primary Education

    On October 30, 2014, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UK Department for International Development (UK aid) signed a partnership to support primary education in the provinces of Katanga, Kasaï Occidental, ...  

  • Embassy's donated solar panels and equipment. (State Dept. Images)
    Embassy Kinshasa Installs Solar Panels

    Since November 4, 2014, U.S. Embassy of Kinshasa is installing solar panels at the Teacher Resource Center (TRC) in Bandundu Ville. Twelve TRCs have been built by USAID to strengthen teaching throughout the DRC. Each TRC will receive English resource books for teachers to create dynamic lessons to improve English language lessons in their classrooms.  

  • Honored for her Death-Defying Journalism
    Honored for her Death-Defying Journalism

    "Journalism is my calling, the print media is my struggle and independence is my motto," says 42-year-old Solange Lusiku Nsimire, a Congolese editor and mother of six.  

  • Ambassadors' Fund for Cultural Preservation 2015

    The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa is now accepting applications for the 2015 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation. The deadline for applications is December 20th 2014. No extensions will be granted.  

Announcement

  • Request for Quotes- Motor Vehicle Fleet Insurance

    New! The American  Embassy Kinshasa has a recurring requirement for local third party liability insurance for 12 months for its Motor vehicle Fleet (March 13, 2015 to March 2016).  The fleet consists of the following:
                      · 110 vehicles including 1 Flatbed Truck
                      · 5 Forklifts
                      · 1 Boat
    (Deadline is March 2, 2015)

  • Welcoming the Global Electoral Calendar in the DRC

    Statement by Jen Psaki, Spokesperson
    The United States welcomes the publishing of the global electoral calendar for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). (February 18, 2015)

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